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UN: Measles cases soar in Brazil, Venezuela

The Pan-American Health Organization on Friday reported a big jump in measles cases in the Americas this year, with Brazil surpassing crisis-hit Venezuela as the nation with the most confirmed cases.

Germany’s antitrust watchdog launches Amazon investigation

Germany’s antitrust authority has launched an investigation into whether U.S. ecommerce giant Amazon is exploiting its market dominance in its relations with third-party retailers who use its website as a marketplace.

Facebook to pay €100 million in Italian fiscal accord

Italy has already drawn similar agreements from Amazon, Apple and Google, joining EU neighbours seeking a bigger tax take from multinationals previously able to use loopholes allowing the booking of profits in countries with more favourable tax regimes.

Amazon leaks users’ names and emails in ‘technical error’

Amazon declined to comment on how many users have been affected, and the only way to know if your email address has been exposed is by receiving one of the company’s surprisingly brief emails.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks at the opening ceremony for the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, China November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song/Pool

Pakistan premier’s defence of the political U-turn sparks mirth

Margaret Thatcher was famously not for turning, but Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan has declared U-turns to be a "hallmark of great leadership", in comments provoking criticism from opponents and a slew of jokes from Pakistanis.
Susie Orbach

Girls under record social media pressure for ‘perfect body’

Girls and young women are under more pressure than ever to achieve the perfect body in an oppressive social media-driven world that could never have been imagined by 1970s feminists, psychoanalyst and bestselling author Susie Orbach said.
Tim Berners-Lee

World Wide Web inventor wants new ‘contract’ to make web safe

The inventor of the World Wide Web on Monday called for a “contract” to make internet safe and accessible for everyone as Europe’s largest tech event began in Lisbon amid a backlash over its role in spreading “fake news”.

Amazon offers free shipping with no purchase minimum

Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it would offer free shipping with no purchase minimum for the first time this holiday season.
The Author of Africa Rise and Shine, Mr. Jim Ovia speaking at the Africa Rise and Shine book launch in New York

Jim Ovia’s book Africa Rise and Shine now available on Amazon

The long-awaited restock of Africa Rise and Shine by Jim Ovia, the Founder/Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc is now available on Amazon.
GitHub

Microsoft completes GitHub acquisition

Microsoft revealed earlier this year that it’s acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion. Today, the software maker is confirming that this big acquisition is complete.

Yen strengthens as Asia steers from risk

The Japanese yen strengthened versus the U.S. dollar on Friday as appetite for riskier assets remained suppressed.
Alexa

Amazon and Qualcomm partner to put Alexa in more headphones

Microchip firm Qualcomm is joining Amazon to spread the use of Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant in wireless headphones, the companies said on Monday.
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Licensed aviation instructor seeks review of charter flight laws

Foremost Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licensed Aircraft Dispatcher and Ground Instructor, Mrs. Victoria Adegbe, has called for a review of the laws guiding Charter Flight Operations so that Aircraft Dispatchers can be mandated to ensure safety.

Oil still above $80 as Asia shares rally

Asian share markets was black on Monday as the promise of more stimulus boosted Chinese stocks for a second session and helped offset geopolitical concerns over Saudi Arabia, Italy and Brexit.
eBay Inc

Ebay sues Amazon over ‘orchestrated campaign to poach sellers’

Online marketplace eBay has filed a US lawsuit against Amazon, claiming the retail giant used its internal messaging system to poach sellers.
The Netflix logo is seen on their office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. July 16, 2018. REUTERS-Lucy Nicholson

Netflix record subscriber growth sends shares soaring

Netflix hooked 7 million new streaming subscribers from July to September, a third more than Wall Street had expected, reassuring investors who had worried the company was facing a slowdown in its fast-paced growth.
Amazon

Amazon fires employee who shared customer e-mail addresses third-party seller

In September, Amazon confirmed that some of its marketplace sellers had bribed Amazon employees to delete negative reviews or to obtain proprietary information like sales data or customer e-mail addresses, following a report in The Wall Street Journal.
Jim Ovia,

Jim Ovia: Contributing to the changing African narrative

Africa has been portrayed as a continent of woes. Thirty years ago that would have been inarguably so but in the years that have followed, as businesses thrive and investment opportunities abound, Africa has greatly improved from what it used to be.

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UN, others chart way out of farmers, herders crisis

Federal government urged to promote global best practices of ranching so that pastoralists can rely on farmers for the supply of fodder to augment their animal feeds

NEMA advocates publicity on disaster prevention measures

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) organises workshop on fire outbreaks and other forms of domestic and workplace accidents for stakeholders in disaster management

Yuletide: Police ban use of fireworks, ‘knock out’

Nigeria Police Force says the ban against the use of fireworks or ‘knock out’ before, during or after the yuletide celebration in still in place

Anti-corruption Award: Bola Tinubu lauds Nuhu Ribadu

APC national leader Bola Tinubu congratulates former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, for winning the Global Lifetime Award for Anti-corruption
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana advises EFCC to stop sealing up suspects’ assets

Senior lawyer Femi Falana advises Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop sealing up assets belonging to suspects of financial crimes